Mentoring schemes

Helping you to start on the right foot

Your first few steps as a new student at Saarland University don't have to be taken alone. The university has a number of mentoring schemes designed to make sure that you get off to the best possible start. No matter whether you're a student in your first semester at university or an international student who's just arrived, those initial steps during the first few days and weeks will be a lot easier when you have a friendly and approachable mentor at your side.

A mentor is essentially your own personal guide who can support and advise you whenever the need arises. They can provide you with important information, help you get settled into university life and even take you along to a party or student social event. Having someone on hand to show you the ropes makes it easier to find your way around and to get to know others on campus.

    • Mentoring scheme for students in their first semester

      In this mentoring scheme, experienced students offer useful tips and information to those just starting out at Saarland University. Your mentor is like a personal guide who can help you navigate your way around campus and get you settled in to campus life. They are there to answer any questions you might have about studying or about university life in general.

    • The *you & me* buddy programme for international students

      In this peer-to-peer mentoring scheme, your student volunteer buddy will help you get acquainted with day-to-day life on campus and with studying at Saarland University. We want you to feel welcome here in Germany and to do that we organize regular meet-ups that will let you discover more about the country, its people and culture.

    • Explore your future: Mentoring for school students (in years 11 to 13)

      If you want an authentic look at what studying at university is like, this is the programme for you. A personal mentor will share their knowledge, insights and experience with you – giving you valuable information that can help you decide what to study and letting you establish personal connections to others here on campus before you enrol.

    • MentoMINT for female school students in the years 9 to 11

      In this scheme, girls with an interest in the natural sciences, engineering and technical subjects will be assigned a mentor who will help them get better acquainted with a STEM subject (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the equivalent abbreviation in German is MINT). Together with your personal guide, you'll spend a year exploring a whole range of topics relating to studying in a STEM field, what university life is like and what opportunities you'll have after you graduate.